As part of a process of reflection on the notion of excellence, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) jointly undertook in spring 2020 a process to revise and harmonize the evaluation criteria for training grant programs (master’s, doctorate and postdoctoral fellowship), which will be in effect as of the fall 2021 competitions. Anxious to properly equip candidates when preparing their scholarship applications, the FRQ has produced the Information Guide opposite, which aims to facilitate the understanding and interpretation of these new criteria.